Monday, January 24, 2011

Giveaway: Peyote Pendant Tutorial

Sunflower Bead Palette
My very first necklace creation of 2011 was a sunflower variation of my Sky Blossom pendant, using circular peyote rings and daisy chain. Working out the palette was a lot of fun!

I started by pairing up different shades of yellow and brown - canary with terracotta, and rootbeer with lemon. I wanted hints of green for a background, so I added yellow-lined black diamond with it’s olive-y vibe, and transparent lemon lime cubes. A few fire polish beads in an earth tone mix offered some extra yellows and browns.

While I was working on this piece, I took some snaps and created a brand new beading tutorial. The project includes instructions for making all of the peyote rings, and weaving together the continuous chains to make a no-clasp necklace.

I also started a new tutorial feature - text only PDFs. So beaders can still study the project in full color, and have the option to print without images to save on ink and paper.

To celebrate a new year of beading, my first giveaway of 2011 will be a copy of my Circle Peyote Pendant Tutorial!

Sunflower Circle Pendant Tutorial by The Sage's Cupboard
How to Enter:

For a chance to win, just leave a comment below, and answer this question:

Which beading technique have you yet to try or master?

This giveaway is open to everyone! If you do not have a Blogger profile with email enabled, make sure that you have included a contact method such as a shop or website, or a spam free email address (beadlover AT yourmail).

For an extra entry, leave a second comment with a link to a blog post about this giveaway!

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Friday, January 28th.

Good luck, and happy beading!

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18 comments:

  1. Ohhh I do love this design. Now don't be upset with me. I have been beading for 45 years and a lot of what people are doing today came from some of my instructional articles over the last 19 years. I use and bead all beading techniques and have a love hate relationship with some of them. LOL
    So I will tell you my all time fave is peyote in any form.

    Have a great day
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. I'm fairly new to bead weaving, and have had fun learning peyote, netting and RAW, but the one I really want to learn is St Petersburg chain. I love the wonderful effects you can get just by using different beads or doubling up the rows.

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  3. for some reason, the right-angle weave and the square stitch have me stumped! I've just learned to do peyote and I love it..maybe i can't get peyote out of my head, hence, the struggle with the other two stitches! Thanks for all the info you share!!

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  4. it would have to be uneven peyote, I made one bracelet using this technique, and it turned out beautiful, that was about a year ago........I wanted to make my hubby a hat band using the same pattern, and now I can't figure out the turn around, it has totally slipped my mind, and for some reason, I can't even understand the instructions for it any more, think I am getting senile......

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  5. i haven't mastered odd count peyote or right angle weave very well yet.

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  6. I would like to master the right-angle weave and the square stitch.
    A big problem is also adding beads to peyote during the regular work on a design, especially if I make some flower's design which is not a straight line on the edges of the work.

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  7. Hi!
    What a beauty this necklace is! I love it!
    I have to master brickstitch, I just do not know how to do it.

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  8. Love your designs the are amazing!

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  9. Beautiful necklace! I especially love the aqua version. Single-needle RAW is one stitch I haven't mastered, maybe because I love the double-needle version so much!

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  10. I have yet to truly master any of it which is why I would SO LOVE to win this tutorial! I've taken classes on peyote (odd & even) and ndebele and love them. But master at them? Hardly! I need to do more and more to become masterful and I really love doing it. I want classes in RAW, brick stitch and St. Petersburg, too. I want to learn it all. Just started my beading journey 6 months or so ago. Loving every minute of it! Thanks for this drawing.
    Sally A

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  11. I've been beading for 5 years. I've tried RAW few times, but still have some problems with it. And I love herringbone, but my favorite remains the coralling technique.

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  12. I still need to learn to do the spiral. I tried a couple times but ended up giving up. I will find the right beads though and try again. :)

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  13. It seems right angle weave is topping the list!

    I have to admit, I put off learning it for a long, long time. Every time I looked at the instructions, I would get totally intimidated. But it turned out to be so much fun!

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  14. We have RAW (single and double needle) pretty much down!!!! however, we have to learn all the rest.... in order in no preference: peyote: even and odd, brick, netting, you name it - we need to learn it!!!!! lol - had to watch a video like 2,000 times to get the 2nd row of RAWl!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  15. I'm still new to beading so there's a lot I haven't tried yet! Brick stitch seems particularly elusive to me.

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  16. I'm still new to beading so there's a lot I haven't tried yet! Brick stitch seems particularly elusive to me.

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  17. I am this year trying to learn new stitches and master the ones I do know in all their variations. But the one stitch that I've not tried that looks daunting to me is the square stitch. And I have issues with the two-needle raw. Single needle is fine but the 2-needle I put in the category with the square stitch.

    Your work is inspiring.

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  18. Sorry I missed this giveaway, the necklace is a beauty and sunflowers are my favorite!

    Found you at Squidoo! And, I shared one of your squidoo lenses in my blog post today: Shop Hop Saturday

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